UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of March 10

March 10, 2014

Week of March 10, 2014

national champions

Warhawks are at the top of the wheelchair basketball world, after both UW-Whitewater men's and women's teams won national championships on Saturday.

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The three-story, 18,390-square-foot addition will be called the Student Success Center, and will include computer labs and collaboration rooms that can double as classrooms.

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From the Chancellor

Chancellor Richard Telfer will hold a campus-wide listening session on Tuesday, March 18, from 9 – 10 a.m. in University Center room 261. There is no set agenda. All are welcome to attend.

In the Media

Matthew Winden, assistant professor of economics, delivered a presentation on Northland College's economic impact on the Ashland County job market. Russ Kashian, assistant professor of economics, authored the report. UW-Whitewater’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) conducted the study. Read more >>

Campus Kudos

Kudos to Kristin Goble, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, who was awarded a $94,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Arts and Cultures Program. Co-investigators on this project include Ellyn Dickmann, associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies; Kelly Jewell, assistant professor of special education; and Marijuana Sawyer, director of the Future Teacher Program. The purpose of this project is to better understand the challenges that will arise in implementing edTPA for schools, teachers, and schools of education, specifically through an arts-based assessment lens.

Kudos to Richard Harris, senior social work major, who was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Madison Police Department to provide community reentry services in the form of mentoring to a group of ex-offenders. Harris is executive director of the non-profit agency Vision Beyond Bars.

Kudos to Mitchell Fiene, sophomore entrepreneurship major, who spoke to the UW System Board of Regents on March 6 in Madison. Fiene, along with Provost Beverly Kopper, informed the Regents about UW-Whitewater's entrepreneurial ecosystem and campus efforts to keep Wisconsin competitive.

Kudos to Brandi Niemeier, assistant professor of health, physical education, recreation, and coaching, who was recently awarded a, $8,250 Wisconsin CHANGE Project grant. Whitney Henley, wellness coordinator, will serve as a co-investigator. The project will build upon previous CHANGE grant funding by increasing the physical activity of area residents through Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3).

Kudos to Craig Schreiner, photographer in Marketing and Media Relations, who will participate in a panel discussion in Madison on March 27 called "The Photography of Witness." Schreiner will discuss his own work and reflect on the way photographic images can be used to record personal narrative, document conflict, capture a cultural landscape and share the human experience. Read more >>


A donations drive is underway at UW-Whitewater that will give people a chance to support troops serving overseas.

A collection event will take place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the James R. Connor University Center. Anyone from campus and the community may drop off items. All donations will be sent to deployed troops in Afghanistan, Kuwait and North Africa. Read more >>


Women's basketball will take on UW-Oshkosh on March 14 in an NCAA quarterfinal game - Read more >>

Men's basketball will take on Texas-Dallas on March 14 in an NCAA quarterfinal game - Read more >>

Wrestling will compete in the NCAA Division III championships March 14-15 - Read more >>

Bowling will compete in the USBC sectionals March 14-16 - Read more >>

The men's and women's track and field teams will compete in the NCAA Division III indoor championships March 14-15

Gymnastics will compete in the NCGA championships March 21-22 - Read more >>

SIBLING RIVALRY -- Alex and Mary Merg strive for national championships with Warhawk Basketball

Video by Jeff Pohorski


Student leaders of today and tomorrow will have opportunities to gain important skills and insights at an upcoming series of campus events.

UW-Whitewater’s Explore Leadership series kicks off on Wednesday, March 12. Read more >>

Outreach Best Practice Informational Session

In order to support projects and proposals for funding opportunities that include an outreach component, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education will be offering an Outreach Best Practice Informational Session on Tuesday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in University Center room 268. To register, contact Kristen Burton at 262-472-5212 or email.

Race Unplugged: Beyond Racial Sound Bites of Pundits, Politicians and Pop Culture

A scholar of African-American studies and sociology who explores issues of science and society will give a free public lecture at UW-Whitewater titled "Race Unplugged: Beyond Racial Sound Bites of Pundits, Politicians and Pop Culture."

The speaker, Ruha Benjamin, will appear at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Young Auditorium. Her speech is part of the Contemporary Issues Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences. 


Safe Spring Break Week

Safe Spring Break Week is March 10 -14, and includes several speakers, information sessions and activities.

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The Legacy and and Lessons of the Age of Lincoln

Fairhaven Senior Services and UW-Whitewater's Office of Continuing Education announce "The Legacy and Lessons of the Age of Lincoln" as the theme for the spring community lecture series.

The series will examine Lincoln's actions during one of America's darkest hours of constitutional crises and his continued influence on contemporary political and civil issues. The series will include the premiere of a student documentary on the Veteran's History Project. Join us this spring as we explore the precipitating factors, crucial events and lasting effects of the War Between the States.

The next lecture is March 17 - With Malice Toward None: Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address by Richard Haven, Emeritus Professor, Communication.


University of Hertfordshire Information Session

Cynthia Forson, head of the department of management, leadership and organization at the University of Hertfordshire will visit campus to talk about the exchange program, including curriculum, culture and the international campus environment.

The campus conversation will be held on Tuesday, March 11, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Hyland Hall room 1001.

For more information about the courses offered at University of Hertfordshire, visit its website.

Campus Awards Applications now available

Applications and nominations for the 2013-2014 Campus Awards to recognize students, organizations, faculty, and staff who have contributed to our campus community through their leadership, events, and service are now available online.

All applications and nominations are due Monday, April 7, by midnight. Please share this website with any students, faculty, or staff who may be interested in applying or nominating someone for these awards. You are welcome and encouraged to apply for as many awards as you wish.

The 2013-2014 Campus Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the University Center Old Main Ballroom. If you have any questions or are in need of accommodations please contact Melissa Grosso at 262.472.2633 or grossom@uww.edu as soon as possible.

Snackable Series: Digital Badging

The Learning Technology Center invites faculty and instructional staff to attend the next free session in the Snackable Series, "Digital Badging." A digital badge is an earned credential, which validates a person’s specific accomplishment, knowledge, or skill. “Badging” can be used to supplement letter grades, combat grade inflation, instill motivation to advance their level of competency, and showcase learning outside of the formal classroom. In this Snackable, the basic principles of badging, models of badging, and ways you can use badging in your course will be considered.

Sessions: Wednesday, March 19, noon to 1 p.m. or Thursday, March 20, 11 a.m. to noon
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw room 112
Register online today; seating is limited.

Student Health 101

March's Student Health 101 is now available >>

Enter the March drawing for $2,500 for checking out these articles:

  • The 10-Dollar Challenge - How to eat healthfully on a budget
  • Stand Out From The Crowd - 5 questions to answer in your cover letter
  • Tone Up With Tech - Innovative tools to help you hit your fitness goals
  • Failure is a Part of Success - How to feel empowered and move forward
  • Creating Your Own Happiness - Realize the joys of being single
  • And much more...

Single Occurrence Event Requests Now Available

UC Reservations is now accepting Single Occurrence Event Requests for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015. The form is available at this link or by stopping in University Center room 253, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. The priority deadline is Friday, March 21.

From the Provost

Provost Beverly Kopper will be unavailable on Wednesday morning for her regularly scheduled office hours. Her regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, March 26.


Making plans to travel over Spring Break? Why not share the ride and save some money on gas? Zimride is UW-Whitewater’s social network for ride sharing that allows you to post rides. Check it out today at zimride.uww.edu.

Summer and Fall University Center Job Openings

The University Center is hiring. Approximately 30 positions will be open in the following departments: UC Graphics, Roberta's Art Gallery, Warhawk Alley, Information Services, UC Administration, Human Resources, Botany, LEAP, Student Porters, Ticket Services, and Reservations. Visit this site for position descriptions.  Applications are posted on HawkJobs. The priority deadline is Friday, March 21. Questions? Contact Rhonda Jones in UC Administration at jonesr@uww.edu


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